Police have arrested a man in relation to the alleged stabbing of a teenage girl at a Sunshine Coast shopping centre on Monday afternoon.
At 4pm on June 22, police were called to a complex in Buddina following reports a girl had been wounded.
Police will allege two males known to each other, aged 18 and 17, were involved in a physical altercation.
A 16-year-old girl attempted to intervene which resulted in the 18-year-old man allegedly stabbing her. She sustained a significant laceration from her chin to ear.
The 18-year-old man then allegedly fled the shopping centre.
The 16-year-old girl was transported to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.
Ongoing investigations by detectives from the Sunshine Coast Criminal Investigation Branch led police to an address on Blaxland Street in Woodridge today where an 18-year-old man was taken into custody just after midday.
He is currently assisting police with inquiries.